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Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

Galesburg, IL

The Whitcomb Art Center creates a vibrant new home for Knox College’s arts programs while uniting disparate campus functions. The facility consolidates the studio art and art history departments in a daylit and cost effective modern building anchored by a native landscaped courtyard. Situated at the northern edge of the campus and configured around a new plaza, the building also acts as a new gateway to the central campus. The project achieved LEED Gold certification.

Photography by Lara Swimmer & Andrew Pogue

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Working closely with Lake Flato on the Whitcomb Art Center has been one of the most rewarding and invigorating undertakings of my professional life. Even now, every time I walk into the building, I get a little jolt of excitement and a renewed energy for teaching as an act of collaboration and discovery. I know our students feel it too.
Mark Holmes
Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Knox College

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